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Surgery Today

, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp 1098–1101 | Cite as

Successful surgical treatment of an Edwards type IIIB right aortic arch aneurysm: Report of a case

  • Hidetaka Wakiyama
  • Masayoshi Okada
  • Chojiro Yamashita
  • Keitaro Nakagiri
  • Naoki Yoshimura
  • Masato Yoshida
  • Keiji Ataka
  • Takaki Sugimoto
Case Reports

Abstract

A true aneurysm of the right aortic arch which accompanies various branching characteristics is very rare. We report herein the successful surgical treatment of an elderly patient found to have an Edwards type IIIB right aortic arch aneurysm encircling and compressing the trachea. The complete right aortic arch and right subclavian artery were reconstructed through the inside of the aneurysm using selective cerebral perfusion. The patient recovered well, with no residual neurologic deficit and with resolution of the dyspnoic attacks he had suffered preoperatively.

Key Words

right aortic arch aneurysm Edwards type IIIB selective cerebral perfusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hidetaka Wakiyama
    • 1
  • Masayoshi Okada
    • 1
  • Chojiro Yamashita
    • 1
  • Keitaro Nakagiri
    • 1
  • Naoki Yoshimura
    • 1
  • Masato Yoshida
    • 1
  • Keiji Ataka
    • 1
  • Takaki Sugimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division IIKobe University School of MedicineKobe City, HyogoJapan

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